Gerard Treanor, a Washington lawyer representing Albert, told the judge the defense needs time to analyze physical evidence and review tests on the evidence.

Commonwealth's Attorney Richard Trodden requested a jury trial, and the judge released Albert on his own recognizance.

Albert, NBC's lead announcer for National Basketball Association games, could be sentenced to life in prison if he is convicted. He is best known for his exuberant ``Yesss!'' after great plays. He also has broadcast New York Knicks games locally for three decades and has been a longtime announcer of New York Rangers hockey games.